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Colchester Borough Council is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to take action to minimise disruption and keep residents and visitors safe. 

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Find out more about the schemes and offers available to improve the way you travel.


  • Find out more about the schemes and offers available
  • Grant Schemes for EV Charging Infrastructure

Commuting and travelling around Colchester using sustainable transport methods is much better for you and the environment.  This includes walking, cycling and using public transport.  Find out more about the schemes and offers available:

Grant Schemes for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Government offers the following grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

  1. The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.
  2. The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations.  The scheme will open to applications from workplaces from 21 November 2016.  The application form will be published on the link below from this date.
  3. Chargepoint authorisation for manufacturers of electric vehicle charge-point units to apply for their charge-points to become authorised under the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

For details, see Government grants for low emission vehicles

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